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Aerospike Cloud Managed Service helps Dream11 scale to serve millions of concurrent online users

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New real-time data platform scales to meet 30% growth in demand for IPL

Aerospike Inc. today announced its partnership with Dream11, the world’s largest fantasy sports platform, to scale and meet requirements to handle millions of online users during the 2021 Indian Premier League (IPL) season. Powered by the Aerospike Real-time Data Platform, and deployed as a fully cloud managed service on AWS, Dream11 has improved performance, scale, availability and elasticity – while reducing the total cost of its online fantasy sports service.

Aerospike’s Real-time Data Platform powers real-time, hyperscale and data-hungry applications with predictable performance. By eliminating many of the tradeoffs of traditional database approaches, Aerospike makes it possible for companies to quickly ingest and process vast amounts of data from multiple sources at massive scale—with up to 80% less infrastructure typically required.

Aveekshith Bushan, Regional Director and General Manager – APAC, Aerospike, said, “With more people online than ever, the pandemic accelerated the need for truly scalable real-time data platforms that deliver the best customer experience possible. We are excited to partner with Dream11 for the  2021 edition of the IPL and beyond, where our Cloud Managed Services Platform powers many large-scale, mission-critical Dream11 applications. ”

The IPL has been one of the world’s biggest annual sporting events since 2007 and during the League, online fantasy sports platforms often witness high volumes of fan engagement.  With half of the matches of the IPL 2021 postponed due to the pandemic, the appetite to play fantasy sports is expected to increase for the second half of the season. Aerospike helps power some of the most crucial features of the Dream11 platform at a gigantic scale, with high trust for millions of concurrent users. From displaying the home page with a plethora of matches to presenting personalised contests to be joined, Aerospike does it seamlessly with extremely high performance and availability. Very importantly, it also enables users to create and edit their own fantasy teams on the Dream11 Team Service at scale.

Abhishek Ravi, Chief Information Officer, Dream11 and Dream Sports said, “Thanks to Aerospike’s expertise and our data-driven team, Dream11 along with other group companies of Dream Sports like FanCode and DreamPay, has become synonymous with sports fan engagement in India. As the sports industry faced disruption due to COVID, in the first phase of the IPL 2021, Dream11 had witnessed a significant rise in user engagement before the tournament’s suspension due to the pandemic. Now with the IPL resuming soon and with Aerospike’s continued support in Cloud Managed Service, we hope to reach many more milestones and surpass the 5.5 million concurrencies, 80 million requests per minute, and 20,000 team update benchmarks that we had achieved in the IPL’s 2020 edition.”

Furthermore, Aerospike and Dream11 are participating in “The World Developers Online Summit, 2021, India,” a program developed by people in the industry with a target of 100+ delegates. Aveekshith Bushan, Regional Director and General Manager – APAC, Aerospike and Hammond Pereira, Director of Engineering, Dream11 are the keynote speakers in this event and they speak about how Dream11, with Aerospike, has built a Fantasy Sports Team Service to handle futuristic IPL scale.

Event dates: 16th – 17th September

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React Gaming to Offer LOOT.BET Esports Wagering Skin via HHRP in the Philippines

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Generationz Gaming Entertainment, a subsidiary of the React Gaming Group, has signed a white label revenue sharing agreement with HHRP Inc to operate LOOT.BET’s esports wagering platform in the Philippines, pending successful certification of the LOOT.BET platform by Gaming Laboratories International.

“We are thrilled to have HHRP as a partner for the Philippines market, HHRP being one of only four companies holding online gaming licences in a country of more than 109 million people,” Laurent Benezra, President and CEO of React Gaming, said.

“This agreement is part of our two-pronged growth strategy to expand LOOT.BET’s reach into the B2C and B2B markets. The advantage of the B2B market is that LOOT.BET’s platform will be offered to established customer bases, thus involving no customer acquisition cost on our part. Our partner will offer our white-label platform as its own to its customers and we will receive a portion of the revenue generated when those customers use the platform. The more popular our platform, the more revenue it will generate. The great thing about this model is that we can replicate it in multiple markets and with multiple online gaming providers at minimal cost,” Laurent Benezra added.

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BetMakers Signs Agreement with Royal Sabah Turf Club

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BetMakers has signed an agreement with the Royal Sabah Turf Club to provide its solutions to the Malaysian racecourse operator and its betting network.

Through the five-year deal, BetMakers will deliver a tote betting system along with content management services at the Tambalang Race Course and the Royal Sabah’s off-course betting network, via its Global Tote and Global Racing Network divisions.

BetMakers will be the exclusive rights holder for races held at the Malaysian club within both Tote and fixed-odds markets. BetMakers owns Global Tote, which it acquired from Sportech last year. Global Tote will deliver the Quantum to the Royal Sabah Turf Club as a SaaS solution, which will provide the club with the operational tools and training to distribute races to racetracks licensed by betting operators worldwide.

Lance Ku, Director of Sales & Business Development Asia for Global Tote, said: “Global Tote is very pleased to extend and grow our partnership with Royal Sabah Turf Club. The Global Tote solution offers advanced capabilities and features that will help them deliver a fantastic customer experience.

“Combined with Global Racing Network’s professional content management solution, Royal Sabah has a powerful route by which to pursue opportunities for growth.”

Datuk Peter Chin, Chairman of Royal Sabah Turf Club, said: “We have been very pleased with the services we receive from Global Tote and having the ability to turn to BetMakers for both our betting technologies and services, as well as for content distribution management, offers Royal Sabah Turf Club the most efficient, effective means by which to reach new markets for our racing, new content for our customers, and new revenue streams.”

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Mayhem Studios announces its first Battle Royale title

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“Underworld Gang Wars” or UGW, which revolves around the rivalry between two gangs, launched through India’s largest drone show designed for a game reveal

 Mayhem Studios, India’s first studio for AAA games has announced its first title “Underworld Gang Wars” (UGW), a Battle Royale game set in India. With the characters and plot rooted in India, the game promises an exciting setting with some interesting characters inspired by stories of India.

Set in a truly Indian plot, the locations, the gangs and the icons represent an Indian context in a AAA game for the first time. The theme, weapons, and the maps of the game have been designed to offer a unique experience to the gamers.

The gameplay becomes intense in UGW as the underdog gang from the West wants to take control of the Eastern region from its arch-rival urban gang.

To provide an authentic experience, each region depicted in the game resembles a real location in India, be it the coal mines or the next-door apartment complex. It also has iconic landmarks including a fort, station, stadium and a racecourse.

Scheduled to be launched later this year, the game’s pre-registration window will open from 22nd May.

Commenting on the announcement, Ojas Vipat, CEO of Mayhem Studios, said: “We are thrilled to come up with the first Battle Royale Title that promises to offer one of the most relatable storylines for gamers. UGW’s unique locations and the highly relatable universe with great graphics are sure to provide a great experience for Battle Royale players. We are also excited to put together a blockbuster game with some unique stories of India for the world.”

Mayhem Studios has conducted India’s biggest game reveal through a drone show at Mumbai’s Mahalaxmi Racecourse. Through this drone show, the studio revealed the game logo and also created a QR code that directed the onlookers to the game teaser.

The event was also attended by leading gaming influencers and enthusiasts like Tanmay Bhat, Mortal, Scout and Dynamo Gaming.

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